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Old 08-23-2009, 07:40 AM   #1
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Mr & Mrs - UPDATE: Sneak Peak

Hi everyone Hope its ok to do a trip report from over a year ago There's a very slim chance that we might get to go disney again this year and it's stirred up lots of disney emotions!! So I thought the best thing to do was finally write up a trip report based on our trip of a life time So I hope you guys dont mind me babbling away on here??

Well, our posse was just ... drum roll please ... 2 of us, the Bride and Groom. Our first trip to the world was in September 2005 where we got engaged We had an amazing trip and getting proposed to at the end of was the cherry on the top! If anyone wants to here all about that trip & the proposal just let me know Didn't want to scare you all off with my first post

After 3 years and MANY MANY MANY conversations & plans & tears we finally decided - a Disney Wedding it was As soon as we made that decision, our faces quickly turned from this to this - How on earth our we going to manage this from the otherside of the pond!! And how many millions of hours am I going to spend planning?! Yep, you guessed it - nearly every waking hour of 2008 was spent discussing disney

All the disney staff we encountered during planning were AMAZING. We also used outside vendors for certain things, which I'll natter about later - but they were truly AMAZING too!!!

I'll give you a little sneak peek bit of info about the trip and then I'll start the report!

We stayed at these resorts :
Hard Rock Hotel - Think it was classed as a Deluxe room or Queen suite, can't remember properly. (Great place!)
Wilderness Lodge Villas - 1 bedroom villa (Absolutely LOVED!)
Boardwalk - Deluxe concierge room (Would not stay again )

The wedding info :
Ceremony at the wedding pavillion, cake with Stitch, Dinner on the Grand 1 Yacht and an Illuminations Dessert Party in Japan

Right, I'll go hunt down some photos and will be back!

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Old 08-23-2009, 07:53 AM   #3
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Oh wow!! I'm in and can't wait to hear more!!! Can't wait to see more Stitch wedding photos!!!

Sorry to hear your concierge stay was not good though. Looking forward to more!

And oh my gosh, you two are so cute!!
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Oh wow!! I'm in and can't wait to hear more!!! Can't wait to see more Stitch wedding photos!!!

Sorry to hear your concierge stay was not good though. Looking forward to more!

And oh my gosh, you two are so cute!!
Thankyou Don't worry - there are LOTS of photos on the way and some super cute Stitch one's I'm obsessed with Stitch So having him at our wedding was so much fun!!

The Boardwalk itself was beautiful, but we had lots of problems with our room and a beautiful suprise went totally wrong due to a member staff - in theory it was probably just a mix up but it still upset us. I'll go in to more detail later. Other people love the resort and I can see why, those were the reasons we booked - but because it now holds some not so good memories for us I don't really want to go back again.

Right, back to the photo hunt
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:26 AM   #5
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THE DAY BEFORE :-

I'll start us off with the day before we fly. This was one of the craziest days of my life I have never been so excited, nervous, tired, stressed, giddy and busy in my whole life! Our wedding day was soooo easy compared to this!! We woke up early as we knew we had LOTS to do, this is how we looked at the start of the day ...





and this was me nearly 24 hours later! Yep, you guessed it - we didnt go to bed that night, we were up all day and night and were then faced with a 9and half hour flight



During the day I had to attack erm ... I mean pack, this lot plus our clothes





as well as do a million little bits for the wedding that I should have done months ago Luckily, we had back up .. my parents came to lend a hand.






Mum got straight to the craft stuff and started revamping my horseshoe - Dad wanted to help and started sorting out my table confetti as I only wanted certain colours. (Yep, we all have those crazy Bridezilla moments!!)





This is our furbaby Spikey, the other love of my life I missed him so much!!



When we stopped to have something to eat Den gave me the cutest thing ever!! I'm obsessed with Stitch and love anything to do with him, I also collect snowglobes and love Halloween - so this just had me stunned for a while



Spikey didnt seem too impressed



We'd all been up all day and night and finally everything was done and packed, leaving us no time for bed - so we just sat down with a cuppa & biscuits and then went and got showered and changed before the taxi arrived to pick us up.







Next up :- Day 1 - The airport dress saga, the flight, sleepy Jo and arriving in Orlando & checking in to the Hard Rock
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:53 AM   #6
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DAY 1

The taxi arrived, we stocked it up with all our bags, said goodbye to our furbaby and off we went!!



We got to the airport, the queue was fine and we started checking in - then came the conversation I had been dreading for months 'Can I take my dress as hand luggage' the lady then started basically trying to tell me 'no' - my whole body started shaking and the look on my face obviously gave her the basic reply of 'well you'll have to put me in the hold with the dress *** I'm not being seperated from it!' so she then phoned a manager who said it was fine We then toddled off and went through all the usual security saga and sat by the gate. The plane was on time and we boarded with no problems - a nice attendant put my dress in one of the cupboards at the back and Den went and checked on it a couple of times, bless him

Den was very impressed with the free drink when we first boarded, whereas I was more impressed with the ice cream





A very very tired looking Bride & Groom!



We arrived in good time, did the usual airport stuff, grabbed our bags and picked up our ride - which Den picked months ago & was so excited about



My dress had a seat all to itself



Just incase anyone wants any reviews or anything we flew with Virgin Atlantic from Manchester to Orlando and our rental car was booked through a website uscarhire.co.uk and we used Dollar - no problems at all with anything
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We then had an uneventful drive to Universals Hard Rock hotel. We stayed there on our last trip but nothing could have prepared us for this room - it was gorgeous and HUGE!!!

















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Oh yay! I can't wait to see everything!!
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After taking lots of photos of the room whilst it was tidy - it was now time to tackle the task of unpacking everything



Whilst I was doing most of the work, Den took up his usual unpacking position


Men!!

So, I started attacking him Gladiator style!!


I had no idea where my sudden burst of energy came from and it kept coming, so we decided to head down to CityWalk and grab some food - whilst I kept wondering why I was still awake??





We then decided to call it a night and grabbed some ice cream on the way back to the room - and fell in love with these little boats!!

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I would have loved to have a Disney Wedding!!
Make sure you keep on posting lots of pictures so I can dream of 'what could have been'

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I would have loved to have a Disney Wedding!!
Make sure you keep on posting lots of pictures so I can dream of 'what could have been'

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It definately was a dream come true and don't worry - lots more photos to come You could always do a vow renewal at disney
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Awesome start!! Poor sad doggy
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Thankyou I know, I felt sooo bad leaving him but he was in good hands with my parents who probably spoilt him all week and he got lots of goodies when we got back too.
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Great start! Can't wait to hear more. I had to come check out your ring bearing froggy, I love frogs too and was considering doing this since I have a bazillion stuffed frogs and no need for a silly white expensive pillow.
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